We are very excited to welcome Texas music legend Shake Russell back to our home. Shake has been entertaining audiences for many years with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. His repertoire consists of a blend of love songs, ballads, and waltzes, skillfully balanced with lively rockabilly tunes and soulful rhythm and blues pieces. His lyrics are imbued with beautiful imagery, catchy phrases, and inventive similes and metaphors. But it is the rich, melodious voice of Shake Russell that breathes life and spirit into the lyrics. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. His songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many, including “Deep in the West,” “You’ve Got a Lover,” “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” “One More Payment,” “Our Kind of Love,” and “You Wouldn't Know Me” being recorded by such distinguished artists as Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, Carolyn Dawn Johnson,and Meranda Lambert. Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI “Million Air”Award for Clint Black’s recordings of “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “One More Payment,” both of which he co-wrote with Clint, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer’s Award. In 2004, 2008, and 2011, The Texas Music Association named Shake the Texas Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and in 2007 nominated his new song, “Cowboy Coffee,” for the Texas Music Awards Best New Song. In 2013 he was awarded the Texas Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Shake released a new album "Chasing the Song" on Howlin' Dog Records earlier this year.
"Few have made contributions to Texas music comparable to Shake. Winsome melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a truly Texas spirit are the signature of Shake’s unmatched style." - Barney Goodman, Texas Nights House Concerts
"If you’re a true Texan, then Shake Russell’s music has touched your life in some way. He is a Texas icon in the music world." - Pam, J. P. Hops House
"Shake's music reaches in to the heart of everyone (yes, everyone) who hears it, and affects them in ways nothing else can. His music will always be an important part of the lives of his fans!"- Jinelle Boyd, Co-Founder, Academy of Texas Music
"Shake’s music walks right up to you, says howdy and gives you a big hug. His tunes make you happy or sad or thoughtful, but above all - they make you feel. Nobody writes a better love song." - Bruce Bryant, Anderson Fair